Before I get to my Louisiana gumbo report I have to say something about Ruston Peaches*. They are the BEST. I know the folks from Georgia will disagree, but I’ll bet they never tasted Ruston Peaches. Here’s some more information about Ruston.
Now for a great Louisiana gumbo. There were some strange things with the gumbo at Beau Vines Steakhouse but in the end it all came together. They serve a Louisiana gumbo in two sizes. A cup for $6.99 and a bowl for $11.99. Here is the first strange thing. The cup is actually a coffee cup filled with gumbo. This is a Chicken and Sausage Gumbo (here comes strange thing number two) that starts out with a shrimp base, but there isn’t any seafood in the gumbo. They do have plenty of great Louisiana sausage and chicken. The gumbo had a very good “gumboroma” and also had an excellent after burn. The gumbo was very thick and I was afraid that it would be off-putting, but it was excellent. The rice was just okay.
After you finish this excellent gumbo, you have to leave room for dessert. They serve a beignet. This is not the New Orleans beignet, it’s the State Fair beignet. They take an Oreo and dip it in a beignet batter, deep fry it, add a little powdered sugar and drizzle chocolate syrup over it. There are six pieces to each order and I guarantee there won’t be any left on the plate.
*In my opinion Ruston Peaches are the BEST Peaches in the USA and maybe the world.
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Croux says “I’ll give it a 4 Spoon Rating”
Serving Temperature: Excellent
Stuff: The Best
Beau Vines Steakhouse
2647 South Service Rd W
Ruston, LA 71270
Dinner: Mon-Sat 5pm – 10pm
Brunch: Sun 10am – 2pm